• Truong Dinh Bao

    • Truong Dinh Bao has been working as a consultant on veterinary socio-economic studies for ViParc since early 2017. He is also the project’s data manager and responsible for conducting socio-economic research in collaboration with Prof. Jonathan Rushton (University of Liverpool).

      Dr. Bao’s interests include infectious diseases and veterinary public health. In July 2017 he was awarded a Doctorate in Science (PhD) by the National Veterinary School of Toulouse (France). His PhD studies focused on how Vietnamese farmers could be better involved in the surveillance and control of Foot-and-Mouth Disease at the local level. He is currently a lecturer at the Faculty of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine within Nong Lam University (Ho Chi Minh City).

    • James Campbell

    • James Campbell has been working at OUCRU as the head of the Research Microbiology Laboratory since 1999. He has worked on many human clinical and veterinary projects. James has a wealth of experience in both human clinical and veterinary diagnostics spanning many years. He has co-authoured over 150 peer-reviewed publications. James is a Fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences, UK and was awarded the Ho Chi Minh Medal by the Vietnamese Government for his work in medicine and science for the benefit of the people of Vietnam.

    • Jonathan Rushton

    • Jonathan Rushton is an agricultural economist who specialises in the economics of animal health and livestock production and food systems – interests that grew from living and working on the family dairy farm. He is currently involved in global research on One Health and food systems, and has 25 years of international experience of livestock production and the control of animal diseases in South America, Africa and Asia. His principal research interests include disease impact assessment, the use of food systems analysis to understand One Health problems and the economic analysis of health interventions. Jonathan was the professor in animal health economics at the Royal Veterinary College, held the Norbrook endowed chair on veterinary business management, and was a founding member of the Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health. In October 2016 he joined the Institute of Infection and Global Health at the University of Liverpool to take the N8 professorship in the Economics of Animal Health and Food Systems. He will be a part of the N8 project ( and continue to research safe and sustainable food systems. He is also adjunct Professor in the School of Behavioural, Cognitive & Social Sciences of the University of New England, Australia.

      In the last three years he has become increasingly involved in the assessment of antimicrobial use (AMU) in livestock and the issues relating to changes in antimicrobial resistance (AMR) that could impact on human health. He recognises the need for more information on the AMU/AMR complex in livestock that requires balancing changes in food production, management of animal disease and zoonotic pathogens and AMR. Jonathan has worked with OECD, FAO, OIE, the World Bank and the Fleming Fund in scoping studies and setting baselines on AMU in livestock and on the economic impact of AMR.

      The ViParc project in Vietnam is an excellent example of the data required to unpick the complexity and provide producers and consumers with the best possible outcomes.

    • Niwat Chansiripornchai

    • Assoc.Prof.Niwat Chansiripronchai obtained his DVM degree in 1993 at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. In 2000, he got his MSc from Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden in the field of Molecular Epidemiology and in 2004, he was awarded his PhD degree from Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands in the field of Infectious Diseases and Immunology. In 2015, he was promoted to be a founder member of Thai Board of Veterinary Medicine (DTBVM).

      He was appointed to be an assistant dean during 2005-2009 and then, he was promoted to be chair of graduate program in Veterinary Medicine, Chulalongkorn University during 2009-2013. During 2013-2014, he was appointed to work at OIE (World Organisation for Animal Health), Paris, France, supervised on Human-Animal interface of respiratory diseases.

      Dr.Niwat started his career at Faculty of Veterinary Science, Chulalongkorn University since 1993. He was assigned to work in the field of Avian Medicine and Epidemiology. Up to now, he has more than 100 publications and 50 of them are internationals and also more than 30 lay summaries and conference proceedings. He was invited to give many special lectures and academic services both of local and international level. He got a USA patent (US2009/0250845 A1) on avian immunomodulation in 2009. His works has major focused in poultry respiratory and enteric diseases. Currently, he works full-time in Chulalongkorn University as lecturer, researcher and poultry veterinary practitioner.

      Dr. Niwat is collaborating with ViParc by providing ViParc Project Vets with hands-on training on necropsy, bacterial and viral diagnostics in SDAH-DT. He will also collaborate on subsequent measures to identify and control bacterial diseases in Dong Thap.

    • Alexis Ribas Salvador

    • Dr. Ribas started his career as a volunteer when he was 13 years old in the Museum of Natural Sciences of Granollers (Barcelona, Spain) as he was interested for science; posteriorly he get Bachelor on Biology and did his theses at the Laboratory of Parasitology, Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Barcelona (Spain). He developed his career on several aspects (taxonomy, ecology…) of helminthology, including the description of new genus and species of helminths. Up to now, he has more than 80 international publications in JCR, as well as several book chapters. He has worked as researcher in France (Centre Biologie et Gestion Populations, Montpellier); Belgium (University of Antwerp, Antwerp), Czech Republic (Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Brno); Thailand (UDRU, Udon Thani). He was invited by several institutions to collaborate on field trips in Southeast Asia (Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Vietnam) as well as in Africa (Ethiopia, Senegal, Tanzania, and Tunis). He has been advisor or co-advisor of Master theses or theses of several international students.

      Dr. Ribas is collaborating with ViParc by providing ViParc Project Vets with hands-on training on parasitology diagnostics in SDAH-DT. He will also collaborate on subsequent measures to identify and control helminthiases in Dong Thap.

    • Erry Setyawan

    • Erry Setyawan has extensive experience in poultry health, breeding and hatchery management. He began his professional career in 2002, working at a European vaccine company in Indonesia. He then moved on to work at the two largest poultry companies in Indonesia until late of 2010.

      He obtained his Veterinary Degree from Gadjah Mada University (Yogyakarta, Indonesia). In 2008 he completed the Magister Management of Agribusiness program at the Bogor Agricultural Institute. Since 2010 he has been working as a National Technical Adviser on Poultry Health at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Indonesia. In 2015 he was awarded a Master of Avian Health Medicine degree, co-organized by Melbourne University (Australia) and Georgia University (USA). His work at FAO involves conducting studies on many types of poultry farms (including layer, broiler and duck flocks) in order to identify best farming practices in support of Indonesian farmers. Recently he has also been assigned the task of supporting activities to tackle antimicrobial resistance and excessive antimicrobial use in Indonesian farms. Erry is currently supporting ViParc by providing practical training to farmers and Project Vets, including the development of a Farm Health Plan adapted to chicken meat farms typical of the Mekong Delta.

    • Marc Choisy

    • Marc’s interest is in the seasonality, spatial dynamics and optimal control of infectious diseases. His approach is based on data-driven mathematical and computational modeling. Marc holds MSc degrees in agronomy, bio-statistics and ecology & evolution, and a PhD in integrative biology. After a 2-year position at the university of Georgia (USA) as a research fellow he joined the French Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) in 2006. Marc’s been based in Vietnam (Hanoi) since 2012 with a co-affiliation between IRD and OUCRU. He’s been working mostly on dengue fever and human influenza data from the national surveillance systems. In 2016 Marc started shifting his research agenda more and more towards AMR.

    • Bach Tuan Kiet

    • With a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Animal Science from Can Tho University, Kiet co-ordinates the Project Vets for ViParc, advising small-scale farmers in his home province Dong Thap to improve chicken health and reduce the need to use antimicrobials on their flocks. While maintaining his role as Head of Epidemiology for the Dong Thap Sub-Department of Livestock Production and Animal Health, since September 2018 Kiet has enrolled as a PhD student at Can Tho University.

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